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A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’58s, 2013).
8 February 2013. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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Body, space and time

A body in the city at night. The body of the eye. The look of the body. The experience of coming and going, which is the breath of a city. Is the time in the city, is a chronological space in the perception that one has ? Is the space in the city, unfolds in a linear time, or rather in a curved universe, superimposed on itself by the many experiences one has ?

Augmented Reality

Visual and interactive mapping of our living spaces, which is used to record the data in the virtual physical experience of everyday reality through a more “enhanced” reality by the screens we carry with us, mobile phones and tablets and soon glasses / cameras and pico projectors, fairly open to an artistic look, but rather a look informed.


The artistic look, the contemplative, non-productive, so deeply a need to conscience of the world and its existence, by the construction of his most intimate experience.

The manner

This film, in its images and sounds, overlays exterior and interior, past and present, intertwined in a complex web. With the technical principal of pixel addition.

The manufacturing concept

In the shooting concept, it relies on a rotating capture in image and sound, combined with a linear uptake (in the image and the sound too). Combining the forward movement (time) with the circular motion (space) in its visual space, sound and time. In short, a camera that turns on itself + a camera beforehand, and a tape recorder that turns on itself + a tape advancing. This to produce perceptual superposition of space and time, not only in the visual, but also in the time of the film and its soundtrack.

There is also working on a mimicry of movements that are made daily with phones and tablets, to explore what kind of universe that can induce visual and what it can create rich, in terms of experience for the viewer.

Shooted at Nation plaza in Paris (France).


This is not necessarily visible in the first look, but this film is also designed in reference to the film “Particles in Space” by Len Lye (1979), which itself refers to much earlier films of Oskar Fischinger, including “Studie Nr 8” (1931).

I make short films as a painter makes paintings, usually in a lonely way, away from academic practices of making cinema. Some films are made in a very spontaneous way, others can take years to mature. I explore the meeting between the image and the world. These are experimental works, which often also tell stories...